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Animation - 3D

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: AN311 Length: 6 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenClosed

The 2016-2017 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,995.69
  • international: $14,200.00

Fees are subject to change.

Addtional Costs

Approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies. 

Note: Students of this program will need to own a high-end computer and peripheral devices (Wacom Tablet, external hard drive (HD), etc.). This expense will be in addition to the costs for books, digital resources and supplies.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Cory Avery
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4466



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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In order to continue with your application for Animation – 3D, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements.

Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission. Please refer to the program page at to verify this program’s academic admission requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio and written statement.

i. Portfolio

Applicants will submit a portfolio that includes 10 examples of original work. A variety of media is ideal (e.g. drawing, painting, musical, written and photography) to evaluate how you work creatively with different tools.

ii. Written Statement

Select three (3) of the pieces in your portfolio. For each of the three (3) pieces, in 150 words, describe why you chose to include that piece in your portfolio. (max 150 words per description).

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit the portfolio and written statement through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

With Humber’s Animation – 3D diploma program, you can develop well-rounded knowledge and skills that include strong art and animation abilities and a solid understanding of the latest computer animation technologies. Our program is developed in response to the input of our industry advisors. Learn the way the pros work – use the same software and tools used by professionals to transform creative thoughts into compelling images and design.

Develop a blend of the most relevant digital and analog art skills and an understanding of the creative and technical processes involved. Become familiar with the theories of art and put them into practice as you learn to draw, visualize and effectively apply colour principles. Translate your traditional art and design skills into models of characters, objects, scenes and virtual worlds. Build skills in cinematography so that story continuity and believability become the hallmarks of your productions.

Go beyond the surface impression of moving objects to get to the heart of 3D animation – telling an engaging story that captures the hearts and minds of your audience.

Courses Program Standards

The Humber Experience

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Play the video to see all the different areas you could learn about in 3D Animation.

The Humber Advantage

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Usability Lab

The Usability Lab is a new facility for students in the School of Media Studies & Information Technology at Humber College. This “Live Lab” is a full-fledged usability lab where content creators can capture & assess the interaction between user and design.

This Usability Lab is specialized, in that it was purposefully built for usability studies to ensure that the environment does not interfere with the testing. Designed with flexibility at its core, it has been equipped with a broad variety of technology, supporting usability testing at many different levels of sophistication.

What makes this lab unique is the fact that it is mobile. This one-of-a-kind usability lab can be delivered to those who wish to use and evaluate our designs, as well as their own. For our students, they can participate in, and lead experiments that will truly test the designs they have developed, to make sure they work in the manner they have been designed to work.

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Explore the Usability Lab

Take a 360 degree tour!

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Your Career

Pour your creative ideas and your technical skills into a dynamic career in the fast evolving field of 3D animation, where your chances to progress are only as limited as your imagination. The rapid advancement in computer technology, combined with skyrocketing global demand for animated entertainment, cable and satellite TV, and the Internet, has led to a surge in career opportunities for those who have the expertise to tell effective stories and create compelling digital characters and worlds in 3D.

You can steer your 3D animation career into the film animation industry. According to box office statistics for 2014, four of the top 10 grossing movies were strictly animated films – and that does not take into account that all top 10 movies contain computer-generated imagery (CGI).

Another significant source of employment for animators is the video game industry. In Canada alone, in 2011, this industry employed nearly 27,000 people and contributed approximately $1.7 billion in economic activity. With a projected growth rate of 17 per cent over the next two years, the hiring of new graduates is expected to increase markedly.

Enjoy the excitement of a vibrant industry where innovation rules, new ideas are appreciated and opportunities for advancement are plenty. Apply your talent, skills and ingenuity to creating everything from special effects for live-action and animated films to broadcast graphics for games, television and commercials. Or, pursue roles in CGI, character animation, lighting, rigging, rendering or technical directing.

Student Work

  • Buenrostro Barbara
    Buenrostro Barbara
  • Edwards Tayler
    Edwards Tayler
  • Falaleyev Sergei
    Falaleyev Sergei
  • Fillier Rachel
    Fillier Rachel
  • Kim Miru Hall
    Kim Miru Hall
  • Kim Miru Hardsurface
    Kim Miru Hardsurface
  • Mulas Simon
    Mulas Simon
  • Sy Lap Phillip
    Sy Lap Phillip
  • Tran Dat Comp
    Tran Dat Comp
  • Tran Gia Character
    Tran Gia Character
  • Tran Gia Ruined Scene
    Tran Gia Ruined Scene
  • Zlochevskii Evgenii
    Zlochevskii Evgenii

Live Labs

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Unique Projects


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